multiple babys

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cary 1973, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok i am addicted to chicks and have been watching utube tring to find out how old my chicks are and i notice adult females have multiple babies one had like 13 but i thought they only laid one egg a day on avrage so if a rooster is around they lay a lot of eggs a day just wondering.
     
  2. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens (of any species) will lay one egg a day until they have a full clutch (for chickens that is usually between 5 and 20, give or take), then either take a break for a day or two (which is usually the case) or go broody (attempt to set on and hatch eggs). Broody hens will also set on eggs of other hens and even duck, guinea, or quail eggs. Roosters have nothing to do with it except for that, obviously, the eggs will not hatch without one. Hens without a rooster are just as likely to go broody and lay just as well as hens in flock with a rooster. However, hens that are setting on eggs and raising chicks will not lay until they are finished.
     

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